Chevrolet was founded in Detroit in 1911 by retired racing driver Louis Chevrolet and William (Billy) C. Durant, who had previously been with General Motors. Louis Chevrolet, soon left to return to racing, but left the rights to produce cars bearing his name. The first car to have the iconic bowtie logo we’re using to seeing was the Royal Mail Roadster, produced in 1914.
It didn’t take long for Durant to buy out GM, and once again lead that brand, and bringing Chevrolet under GM’s tent. Durant led GM until 1920.
Arguably the heyday of classic cars was the 1950s and 60s. Our 1952 Chevy Gold puzzle embodies the classic Chevrolet of that time period. The gold steering wheel and dashboard bring back that idyllic time. There is so much detail in the car that can recognized because our 1,000-piece puzzle is state of the art.
In the 50s, Chevy was on the forefront of technology within the reasonable priced brands. Their 1950 Powerglide was the first car to have a fully automatic transmission in the lower priced segment of cars. The first Corvette appeared in 1953 at the Astoria Hotel in New York. Finally, 1955 was the model year of the Tri-Five Bel-Air, with its V-8 engine. It became one of the most collectible cars in the world.
The Chevy Gold puzzle reminds us the path Chevrolet took to become a dependable car brand that millions of Americans came to love.